Removing my invisibility cloak: I’m Claire Cronshaw and I am an editor. Who are you and what are you working on right now?

Check out this article. Indie authors. You want to be seen. For the sake of your books, you need visibility. But. But… Talking about fear and wanting to stay hidden, Laura says: “That part of me exists for a reason, because it was once useful and it’s familiar. I can’t cut it loose, I can’tContinue reading “Removing my invisibility cloak: I’m Claire Cronshaw and I am an editor. Who are you and what are you working on right now?”

Is LinkedIn an appropriate platform to share flash fiction and poetry? I think so!

For some reason, just recently, poetry and flash fiction has become a feature of my feed. And it’s been a welcome addition. There are some very talented writers out there and I love reading your stuff. It’s perfect for this platform. I know there are social media terms for this, but I can’t think whatContinue reading “Is LinkedIn an appropriate platform to share flash fiction and poetry? I think so!”

What are the best writing-craft podcasts for fiction authors?

Five great writing-craft podcasts for fiction authors. Learning to write fiction can be an overwhelming experience. I hope today that I can make that process less overwhelming. With so many books and courses on writing craft out there, the biggest challenge is sometimes knowing where to find the time to learn. By listening to aContinue reading “What are the best writing-craft podcasts for fiction authors?”

Can I make a living wage from self-publishing?

💷 A family friend awkwardly asked my indie-author husband: “But, is it a living wage?” For sure, not everyone who goes down the self-publishing route will make a living out of it. But, if you know what you’re doing, and you put effort into both the creative and business side of things, you can makeContinue reading “Can I make a living wage from self-publishing?”

It is said that everyone has a book in them. Have you?

Have you got as far as writing it? Have you published it? If not, what’s stopping you? One of my indie author clients is my husband, Jon. He tried to have his work proofread by other freelance editors but his visual impairment made working through the edits really difficult, so I received formal CIEP trainingContinue reading “It is said that everyone has a book in them. Have you?”

Set us free: write your book because we want to read it. We need authors right now.

I want to read your book. I want to get inside your head and go for a wander. I’ve had enough of my own thoughts: take me somewhere else! I don’t know where I’d be without books (and baths, and most especially books in the bath). I need time out of my day, the headspaceContinue reading “Set us free: write your book because we want to read it. We need authors right now.”

A proud moment: when Jon released his book ‘Blind Gambit’ about living with a visual impairment.

Today I want to talk about a proud moment. The release of my husband’s book ‘Blind Gambit’ made me proud. Proofread by yours truly. 😊 It was actually two years ago and was not Jon’s first release, but it was a really important one which tells some truths about what it’s like to live withContinue reading “A proud moment: when Jon released his book ‘Blind Gambit’ about living with a visual impairment.”